BEGIC - Recently, Binh Duong Smart City Scheme has achieved fundamental results. The project is increasingly contributing to the socio-economic development process of Binh Duong province, creating breakthroughs in integration, expanding international relations, attracting investment partners, especially step by step positioning the Binh Duong brand in the international arena.
Expanding international relations
The goal of Binh Duong is to build an international image that is not only good for working, industrial production but also a smart city with a dynamic and creative living environment. In 2018, Binh Duong continuously achieved success in expanding international integration and image promotion, which is an official member of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), honored by ICF as one of 21 cities and regions with the most outstanding development strategy of the world's Smart city in 2019, which is the first representative of Vietnam, the second of ASEAN (after Singapore) on this list. Since then expand cooperation with the network of smart, prosperous cities in this international community, mingle with new development trends of the world. Also in 2018, Binh Duong became a member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA), selected by WTA to host 2018 events on the 20th anniversary of WTA. In November 2018, Binh Duong continued to successfully host the Asian Economic Cooperation Forum (Horasis). These important international events have brought to Binh Duong more than 50 workshops on global trends and visions, more than 20 mayors, presidents of provinces and cities around the world, 30 university principals and about 1,000 leaders of corporations and enterprises from more than 60 countries and territories, contributing to bring Binh Duong to a new height in the international arena.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (left) - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee receives the decision to officially become a member of WTA
According to experts, the above events are very important, is the driving force, opportunity and premise to build Binh Duong province into a civilized, modern and sustainable development city in the coming time. At the same time, opening up great cooperation opportunities for the province, creating trust for investors, businesses and the foundation for the development of services and high-tech production in the future. Mr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - President of Horasis, Switzerland said that, building a smart city is a necessary path and Binh Duong is having a good start when becoming a member of ICF as well as being actively cooperating with Eindhoven city of the Netherlands. Mr. Truong Gia Binh - Chairman of FPT Corporation said that, following the WTA event held in Binh Duong, Horasis Forum is an opportunity for Binh Duong to promote and call for investment in Smart City projects. At this forum, Vietnamese businesses not only learned about business and management experience in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 but also have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the world's leading corporations to do entirely new things.
Besides, through implementing Smart City scheme, Binh Duong is "booming" in cooperation with provincial and city governments in many countries around the world such as: Eindhoven City, Emmen City (Netherlands), Emilia Romangna Region (Italy), Deagu city, Daejeon (Korea), Taichung (Taiwan - China), Oryol (Russian Federation) etc.; with multinational companies and corporations such as Philips, Bosch, NXP, Cisco, NTT etc. and large domestic enterprises such as VNPT, Viettel, FPT etc; international reputable universities and research institutes such as Portland State University (USA), Chunghua University, ITRI Institute (Taiwan), Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), Eindhoven University (Netherlands) etc.
It can be seen that, Binh Duong has made a leap forward and become one of the most dynamic economic development localities in the country. Binh Duong's construction and implementation of the Smart City Scheme is one of the inevitable plans with a very scientific roadmap, meeting the needs of a modern city in the future. From the achieved results, Binh Duong proves to the world that the desire to build a province becomes a smart and modern city.
Set a new vision for Binh Duong
Through international events, Binh Duong province has a more multidimensional, more intensive view in building and developing, improving management capacity, scientific and technological level, contributing to the successful construction of Binh Duong Smart City Scheme. The provincial leaders also realized that Binh Duong needs to make more efforts to find out specific solutions for building a smart city in accordance with conditions and circumstances of Binh Duong.
Sharing with Binh Duong Provincial Information Portal about joining ICF, WTA and successfully organizing international events in Binh Duong, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said, as a member of WTA, ICF, Binh Duong will actively participate in the exchange and cooperation activities in many fields with science and smart cities in many countries around the world. Since then, Binh Duong province contributes to further tighten the solidarity and friendship relations that contribute to the common peace and prosperity of humanity. He affirmed that, the WTA event is the beginning of a new road in the journey to build Binh Duong smart city, which is also a step towards a new era for WTA. He hoped that WTA members will always actively build mutual cooperation in many fields to fulfill the mission of connecting people, connecting scientific and technical advances, building smart cities of the new era.
"It can be said that, in the context of globalization and international integration with many opportunities and challenges, the WTA Binh Duong Conference 2018 has set a new vision for WTA members in achieving their goals; creating a foundation in strengthening multilateral cooperation, promoting the transfer of science and technology, developing science and technology zones, focusing on investing in clean technology, saving energy, practically contributing efforts to minimize negative impacts and consequences of industrial development. Binh Duong Province will make the best efforts to facilitate organizations and individuals to focus on innovation, research and application of advanced science and technology in construction and development of Binh Duong; promote the relationship between Binh Duong and WTA member organizations; develop the cooperation between Binh Duong and UNESCO, building friendship, cooperation and development; unite, join hands for a more peaceful and prosperous world" - Mr. Tran Thanh Liem affirmed.
Following the success that was achieved, in 2019, Binh Duong was honored to continue to host the 2nd Horasis Asia event. This is an opportunity for Binh Duong to further affirm its position in the international arena.
From the success of Horasis 2018, Binh Duong continues to host the Horasis event 2019
Most recently (March 25th, 2019), Binh Duong leaders led by Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation and Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and leaders of some departments, Becamex IDC paid a working visit with leaders of Oryol province (Russian Federation) under the cooperation program between Binh Duong province and Oryol province signed in July 2017. Through exchange, the two sides agreed, period 2019-2021 will cooperate in the field of high-tech agriculture, processing agricultural products, promoting cooperation activities in the field of education, trade, supporting each other in the process of building Smart City. At the same time, organize economic exchanges with the participation of leading enterprises of Oryol province and Binh Duong province to establish business relationships and seek potential partners.
Leaders of Binh Duong province take photo with leaders of Oryol province (Russian Federation)
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee said that, the expansion of cooperation and positioning Binh Duong brand in the international arena is one of the strategies to implement Binh Duong Smart City Scheme. The objective of the strategy is through organizing international events, connecting with the world's Smart Cities to learn a lot of valuable experiences in building Smart City. Binh Duong aims to attract more investors with high levels of science - technology and smart technology and also an opportunity for Binh Duong to build more efficient and smarter industrial parks in the near future.
These outstanding successes showed that, Binh Duong's development direction with Smart City Scheme - the province's socio-economic breakthrough program is very suitable to the trend of the era, promoting its potential, being highly appreciated by the world, opening up great opportunities for Binh Duong to reach a new height.